Sunday, September 7, 2014

Easy Chicken Gravy Recipe (without coconut)

Chicken Gravy Recipe
This is a very easy chicken gravy that you can make within 30mins and it goes well with both rice and rotis.Both hubby and mittu are not fond of nonveg dishes....I like to eat occasionally so the demand for cooking nonveg dishes is absolutely nil at home..... So am trying to cook nonveg dishes atleast to post here , let me see how it works :) I made this chicken gravy for today's lunch,this is ammas method but modified a bit and it came out soo good that couldn't wait to share it so here I am with the recipe.Also everyone at home is dozzing off , bored to sit and watch TV so thought to share this recipe, so here is the chicken gravy hot from my kitchen :)

I recently bought kalpasi which is a very famous Chettinad spice, the flavour the spice lends lifts any nonveg dish to a whole new level, I added this to the gravy today and the aroma of the chicken gravy just filled the house.Thank to one of my readers who introduced me this spice and insisted to try recipes with it.Now lets get on to check how to make this easy chicken gravy....So this is for all the readers who wanted me to post more chicken recipes often :)
Chicken Gravy Recipe 

Chicken Gravy Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Chicken - 150 gms(15 small pieces)
Big Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium roughly chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves - just to garnish
Water - 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste

To grind:

Tomato - 1 big sized
Big Onion - 1 medium sized
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 4 cloves
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper:

Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cardamom - 2 whole
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Red Chilli - 1
Kalpasi(Black Stone Flower) - 1/2 tsp


  1. Clean chicken, rinse it 2-3 times and finally wash it with turmeric powder.Set aside.In a mixer add the ingredients listed under 'to grind' and grind it to a  fine paste.How to make chicken gravy - Step1
  2. This is kal pasi just for showing the spice, you need to add just a pinch.Now heat oil in a pressure pan - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Then add onion, tomato and saute for 2mins or or until raw smell leaves.
    How to make chicken gravy - Step2
  3. Then add the spice powders like turmeric powder,coriander powder,chilli powder and garam masala powders and required salt, fry for a minute.Then add the tomato paste.
    How to make chicken gravy - Step3
  4. Cook till raw smell of tomato leaves this may take atleast 5mins in low flame.Now add the chicken and saute for 5more mins till the gravy becomes thick more like thokku.
    How to make chicken gravy - Step4
  5. Now add 3/4 - 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or till chicken turns soft.Omce pressure releases, simmer for 5mins till you get a thick gravy consistency, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make chicken gravy - Step5
Serve hot with rice.
Chicken Gravy Recipe

My Notes:

  • I used naatu koli so it took around 8 whistles to cook.If you use broiler chicken then it may take only less whistles.
  • I used my pressure pan to cook this gravy.
  • You can use the same recipe for kuzhambu too, just use 1 more tomato and after pressure cooking you can garnish and switch off in kuzhambu consistency.
  • Add water quantity according to the gravy consistency.
  • Instead of pressure cooking you can even close and cook the chicken.
  • Keep sauteing to get a dry chukka version.
Chicken Gravy Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Fabulous colour and flavours in the chicken

  2. yummmyy! nothing can beat the flavor nattu kozhi lends to a curry! im drooling here :)

  3. This is the colour that I have been trying to get in my chicken curry. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  4. The gravy turned out delicious:) you are a legend :) thank you

  5. Thank you so much for this delicious looking recipe. Was searching for one to go with coconut rice. My search ends here.

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  7. Hi I'm Dinesh, thank u so much for the recipe, because my mom was not feeling well, she was not able to cook, so this recipe helped me to cook and feed her, I'm really very happy even she, this is my 1st cooked, it was so tasty, once again thanks for the recipe

  8. tooooo temptin,gonna prep 2moro for sis's bday

  9. I tried this recepie ,it came out perfect. thank u

  10. Replies
    1. Please check the steps, have mentioned about pressure cooking

  11. thanks for posting. First time I am cooking Chicken gravy and it was delicious. I am eating leftovers for lunch right now :)

  12. Have tried this recipe both with chicken and egg turned out very yummy finger licking gravy...thank you so much for such wonderful recipes.

  13. Hi this recipe doesn't come under your non veg list.?..under what category you have assigned this recipe...I just got this recipe thru Google search, but when I was viewing in non veg list I couldn't find it.pls let me know .thanks

    1. I havent updated the recipe index for a while now so please use the search bar :)

  14. I tried this yesterday and all those who had the gravy were praising me. Thanks to you. ��

  15. Really it's awesome and easy too to cook ,thank you .

  16. Thanks sharmi for this wonderful recipe...I tried tasty and easy to cook.

  17. I don't ve black stone flower whts the substitute for this??

  18. I mad first tym. n the taste was greatest. thanks.

  19. This is one of my favorites now. I had purchased this kalpasi spice in BLR some time back and not even sure why. I had been using it in my biryani's (and I do use it now when making a biryani masala). However, this is the first time I've seen it in a recipe, I was so happy! It's lovely, you are so correct. The depth of the smokey flavor that it brings is such a delight. Thank you for sharing and helping others :) ~Melissa

  20. Thanks very much for the recipe.I had a great time with my friends eating it. It was too yummmmmy and delicious.

  21. Wow!!! I loved the recipe. When I finished cooking, I was like, did I really finish cooking? The dish was cooked in a jiffy and a very tasty and healthy way to cook chicken. Good for working women like me.

  22. Wow tried now. Lip smacking taste! Easy to make. Thank you


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